The Return of Oreo…



Jellicle Cats come out to-night
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright –
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

~T.S. Elliott~

Our dear kitty, Oreo, went missing Monday night. She’s given to an occasional “Jellicle Ball,” so we didn’t start to really be concerned until Wednesday, when she still hadn’t returned home. We made calls to the neighbors, who gave us accounts as to when she was last seen. Oreo is one of those cats who makes her rounds… she has an entourage of people to visit every day. One neighbor, Mr. John, came Thursday morning to tell us he saw her dash from his shed to the woods… the first ray of hope we had all week. And yesterday, about mid-morning, she wandered home from her four-day walk-about, looking slightly thin and a bit straggly. By evening, she was looking much better. And first thing this morning, she was at the door, ready for her morning visit to Nana & Pop-Pop’s house. It’s funny how a little thing that showed up at the door several years ago can become such a part of your heart!

In other happenings, we’ve been organizing instead of blogging! Kate’s room organizing project made its way downstairs, and we ended up moving the entire downstairs around! The organizing bug usually hits us in January, but it bit a little early this year, probably because of all the stuff going on this fall. That bug bit us right about the time the flu bug showed up at our house, so our projects have been puttering along in the midst of fevers and sore throats and the like. I am back in the swing of papercuttings and frames, so we should have some Christmas pretties up on the web site soon!

Here’s one more picture… Mom & Dad’s early Christmas present to us was to have our couch slip-covered! I LOVE it! It’s like getting a brand-new sofa… and just in time to decorate for Christmas!


2 thoughts on “The Return of Oreo…

  1. There’s a gentleman in our area that has been doing slipcovers for YEARS. He’s from the “old school”… he spent about five hours measuring and cutting the pieces, and then came back for the final fitting. Our Kate sat next to him with her slipcover project and learned quite a bit that afternoon!

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